Heather Martinez

Heather Martinez

Associate Director, Global Strategic Marketing, Microbiome

Heather Martinez received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and has a scientific background in subjects including microbiome research, molecular biology, cell biology and protein biochemistry. She was Associate Director of Marketing at MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. which was acquired by QIAGEN in 2015. Currently, Dr. Martinez is responsible for strategic marketing for QIAGEN’s microbiome portfolio.


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Cracking the microbiome-cancer connection: Meet Wadie D. Mahauad-Fernandez, PhD, postdoctoral oncological research fellow

The cutting edge of cancer research is finding connections between tumor growth and the composition of gut microbiomes. Wadie D. Mahauad-Fernandez, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral oncology fellow at Stanford University, in Stanford, Calif. He and his team are exploring how delicate interplay of chemicals produced by gut flora impact cancer and vice versa. How did… Read article →



A whole world in an apple: Meet Dr. Susan Whitehead, assistant professor of Biological Science at Virginia Tech

For new assistant professor Susan Whitehead, Ph.D., from Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, V.A., the outdoors has always held her interest. A simple summer project, however, encouraged her to turn her gaze further into the microbiome of the fruit in the field. Whitehead sat down with us to talk about her research and how it’s been… Read article →